Nigeria Imagin- ary

Young artists in a new nation, that is what we are!

Nigeria Imaginary explores the concept of Nigeria as both a historical reality and a collective imagination. Through various mediums like painting, photography, sculpture, computer-mediated reality, and film. The exhibition creates a visual and intellectual journey, inviting viewers to reflect on Nigeria's cultural heritage and envision its potential. The concept of Nigeria Imaginary comes from two points of departure. It explores the role of both great moments in Nigeria's history—moments of optimism—as well as the Nigeria that lives in all our minds: a Nigeria that could be and is yet to be. Nigeria Imaginary presents different perspectives and constructed ideas, memories, and nostalgias of the country, including an intergenerational and diasporic lens, to imagine a Nigeria for the future.

WHERE IS IT LOCATED?

The Nigeria Pavilion is part of the Venice Biennale which takes place in Venice, Italy, a city renowned for its historic charm and distinctive canal network. You can arrive to the city by train at Santa Lucia station, by plane to Marco Polo airport or by boat. Transportation within Venice primarily relies on walking, watercraft, including water buses (vaporetti) and water taxis.

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CITYWIDE FESTIVAL & THE NIGERIA PAVILION

In addition to the main venues, the Giardini della Biennale and the Arsenale, the Venice Biennale extends its reach throughout the city, with many of the National Pavilions exhibiting in unique venues across Venice. This year there are 72 National Pavilions, with most choosing the accentuate their exhibitions with unique venues. The Nigeria Pavilion is located in Dorsoduro, a vibrant arts district in Venice. The nearest water bus stop is Accademia.

HOURS AND DATES

OPEN:
20 April - 24 November 2024

SUMMER OPENING HOURS:
11 am - 7 pm (from 20 April to 30 September - last admission 6:45 pm)

AUTUMN OPENING HOURS:
10 am - 6 pm (from 1 October to 24 November - last admission 5:45 pm)

Closed on Mondays.

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GET IN TOUCH

CONTACT DETAILS:
60th International Art Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia
Nigerian Pavilion 20.4-24.11.2024
Palazzo Canal, 3121 Rio Tera Canal Dorsoduro, Venice

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MEDIA CONTACT:
Polskin Arts, Meagan Jones
nigeriapavilion@finnpartners.com
+1 212 593 6485